They are all around us. Idols. Here I am trying to have my quiet time with God and what's on my mind but the fact that our cell phones got shut off and I had to call to get them turned back on. My cell phone is attached to my hip. I have it whereever I go. If I don't have my cell phone with me I feel lost, naked. If I leave for somewhere and I forget my phone we have to turn around and come back home to get it. I will admit I'm obsessed with my cell phone. I check it 20 million times a day to see if I have any text messeges, when someone texts me I have to stop whatever I'm doing to text back.
I've been feeling the little nudge to limit my cell phone use for a while. Yesterday morning while I was spending time with God all I could think of was my cell phone It's not a nudge anymore, it's a downright shove.
Everything is permissable but not everything is beneficial.
That's what I keep repeating to myself, everything is permissable but not everything is beneficial. Having my cell phone sitting next to me at the dinner table ~ how does that benefit my family. Having to turn the car around after we're almost to our destination just for my cell phone, how does that benefit our gas tank and our finances. Having my cell phone on the table next to me as I read my Bible, how does that benefit my walk with God. It doesn't. All of these things are permissable but none of them benefit anyone but myself and my own selfish desires.
What do you have in your life that is permissable but doesn't necessarily benefit anyone but your own desires? What do you think God would have you do with whatever that thing is? Does it take away from your time with Him or the family He gave you?